Good in Bed

By Jennifer Weiner

Good in Bed - Jennifer Weiner
  • Release Date: 2002-04-02
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
From 445 Ratings


#1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner brings to life an irresistibly funny and relatable heroine in the novel The Boston Globe called “funny, fanciful, extremely poignant, and rich with insight.”

For twenty-eight years, things have been tripping along nicely for Cannie Shapiro. Sure, her mother has come charging out of the closet, and her father has long since dropped out of her world. But she loves her friends, her rat terrier, Nifkin, and her job as pop culture reporter for The Philadelphia Examiner. She’s even made a tenuous peace with her plus-size body.

But the day she opens up a national women’s magazine and sees the words “Loving a Larger Woman” above her ex-boyfriend’s byline, Cannie is plunged into misery…and the most amazing year of her life. From Philadelphia to Hollywood and back home again, she charts a new course for herself: mourning her losses, facing her past, and figuring out who she is and who she can become.


  • Good in bed

    By Denise968
    Absolutely amazing!! I cannot wait to read more of this authors awesome work. Thank you for taking me away from Facebook and getting me back into reading! ❤️
  • I will read this again and again

    By Boundless Book Reviews
    I was sent an email from NetGalley offering this title for a short time to celebrate the book being out 15 years.  I read the blurb and anything that has a plus size woman as the main character is always worth a shot.  I LOVED it!  I’ve LIVED some of it and being a woman who is also plus size I could relate so so much; the pain, the heartbreak, the family drama. Cannie is one of those women that I know, I would be instant friends with.  She touches the lives of everybody she is around.  She is a beautifully damaged woman, that doesn’t know her own worth and is obsessed with being thin.  Thinking that if she was thin someone would love her.  Not realizing all the love that she already has.  One of the best lines in the book was one of Cannies friends laying it on her.  “You think you need to lose weight for someone to love you….What we really need….is to just stop thinking of ourselves as bodies and start thinking of ourselves as people.” Good in Bed, is one of those books that will stay with me forever and I will go back and read again and again.  It was everything women’s fiction should be, touching, heartfelt, funny, inspiring and one of the best books I have read all year.  If I could give it more than a five I would but as it is it get Five HUGE Boundless stars!...Sara
  • Unexpectedly boring

    By boysinabooth
    While the language in the book is beautiful, I felt that Good in Bed was a bit droll for my tastes. It was predictable in places and took me longer to read than I anticipated. Scenes dragged on for me. I've read other works by Jennifer Weiner and enjoyed them. Maybe this one is just a fluke.
  • Didn't want to put it down

    By IUfan1_
    I loved this book! It had me laughing and getting a little teary eyed. It was great to read a book that I could actually empathize with on SOOO many levels.
  • Couldnt get into it

    By hamilton_teach
    I'm an avid reader.... But this was just not interesting. The plot was boring.
  • Quite enjoyable read

    By Cocoa56
    I enjoyed this book from beginning to end. The dialogue was funny as hell and Cannie's evolution was so inspiring.
  • So amazing

    By Seyzzyjack
    Simply amazing. Can't wait to read the sequel!!!
  • Good in bed

    By Parisgirl511
    So much more than fluffy chick lit. Weiner does not disappoint. Great read- funny, touching, well developed characters. Great read!
  • Must Read

    By LauraJZTA
    Read the whole thing in one day. Characters are relatable, funny and the story is unpredictable. Jennifer Weiner is an incredible writer! Love all of her books; this one is my favorite. Must read!!
  • This book is great

    By Haboosma
    My first book I ever read by Jennifer. Have now read all :) this is still my favorite, love how truly you get to know Cannie!